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Volunteers needed for Denton Holme green makeover

Credit: Cumbria Police

Volunteers to makeover a green area in Carlisle are being requested by Cumbria Police.

The makeover will be part done on Saturday, 24 June, as part of a Give a Day to the City 2017. It will be lead by Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) Peter Murphy.

The green area is on the side of a footpath between Richardson street and Ferguson place.

The green area in Denton Holme is currently a magnet for littering and graffiti. I hope that by spending time cleaning it up and some minor gardening attention that this could be an area that local community can be proud of. The desired outcome is to create a garden for community volunteers to maintain the upkeep, which will make the area much more pleasing to the eye.

– PCSO Peter Murphy

PCSO Peter Murphy will be there from 10am until 4pm. He can also be contacted by calling 101 or visiting the Give a Day to the City website.

Organisers of Eden Festival call out for volunteers

Eden Festival

Organisers of Scotland's second largest music festival are looking for volunteers,

The Eden Festival recruits around 300 volunteers yearly, to assist with pthe planning of the festival.

A variety of volunteering roles are available, including:

  • stage management
  • artist liaison
  • compering
  • bar staff
  • ticket office staff
  • site artists
  • wardens etc.

One thing that makes Eden Festival special is that it is not a hire in jobbie - it is hand built each year by local volunteers (and some from further afield), young and old, with a lot of time, sweat and community spirit going in to creating the magnificent Garden every year - this makes for a more intimate and unique festival.

– Adam Curtis, Founder and Head of Production

Festival headliners include Cat Power, Bony M and Alabama 3.


Volunteers needed at historic Borders castle

The historic Thirlestane Castle Credit: Phil Wilkinson

People are being asked to volunteer ahead of the reopening of a historic castle in the Borders.

Thirlestane Castle in Lauder will be open to the public in a couple of months.

The volunteer group, Friends of Thirlestane, provide information on the castle's history and the Maitland family who have resided in the castle since 1590 to visitors.

Charitable Trust, which own and manage the castle, say they rely on an income from tourists and visitors.

The Friends are an invaluable part of Thirlestane Castle. Without them, we would not be able to share this beautiful castle with quite so many people.

– Edward Maitland-Carew, resident trustee

Volunteers are not required to have previous experience.

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Cally Temple restored to former glory

Cally Temple has been given a facelift by community volunteers Credit: ITV Border

A community project to turn a dilapidated building into a visitor attraction has reached a milestone.

Cally Temple near Gatehouse of Fleet was first built in 1779, but had been left to go to ruin.

Now thanks to a group of community volunteers it has been restored to its former glory.

The Gatehouse Development Initiative has been working to conserve the building, and now the scaffolding has finally come off.

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